The Guistwhite Scholarship recognizes Phi Theta Kappa members for engagement and participation in Phi Theta Kappa chapter activities and societal programs, while also exhibiting leadership accomplishments and outstanding academic achievement during the pursuit of baccalaureate degrees.

The Guistwhite Scholarship honors Phi Theta Kappa International Honorary Member Dr. Jack Guistwhite and his wife, Margaret. Dr. Guistwhite developed the first transfer scholarship designated exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members.

Eligibility – Students MUST:

  • Be enrolled at a two-year college through December 2017 in a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours [or nine (9) quarter credit hours] of associate degree, college-level coursework at the time of application.
  • Be an active member of Phi Theta Kappa in good standing.
  • Hold a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average out of a possible 4.0 on all college-level coursework completed in the past five years.
    • Include all transcripts, fall 2012 – present.
    • GPA is evaluated at the time of application, and no courses can be marked as incomplete.  Student must maintain GPA until transfer to a four-year college.
  • Intend to transfer to a regionally accredited four-year college in fall 2018.
    • Student must be admitted in his/her major program of study and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester (or the quarterly equivalent).
  • Have completed a minimum of 45 college-level semester credit hours (or the quarterly equivalent) by December 31, 2017, and at least 50 college-level semester credit hours (or the quarterly equivalent) at the time of transfer to a four-year college.
  • Hold temporary or permanent residency in the country of the two-year college the student is attending OR must possess a visa considered appropriate by the college.
    • Please see our Articles Section for acceptable documents verifying proof of citizenship.

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Fall Scholarship Application open
September 15 - December 1, 2017.


Nominator Access

Nominator Deadline – 5pm CT, Friday, December 1, 2017